WHO WE ARE
OUR COMMITMENT TO "LIVING HOPE"
We are committed to Living Hope as more than a name; it is our community response to the awesome love demonstrated by Jesus Christ. That is why we are a community…
... that Offers God’s Love to Others. We embrace our neighbors, inviting them (no matter where they may be in their life journey) to grab hold of the living hope found in Jesus Christ. We desire to enter into real relationships, where care, concerns and celebrations are shared and responded to with compassion.
... that Senses God Personally. We recognize that worship is what helps to focus our community of faith on God’s mission for us in the world. That is why we worship Christ intentionally and with awe & wonder. Worship also helps cultivate a healthy spiritual life by restoring and renewing us so that we can serve others. We joyfully gather to sing, to pray and to hear God’s Word with the expectation that in doing so, we more and more become persons of caring creativity, filled with joy and living with purpose.
... that Seeks to Recognize the Gifts and Talents of Every Individual. We aspire to create space for everyone’s unique gifts to be used in ways that glorify God, benefit the community, and extend love to our neighbors. We are a church that encourages and assists everyone to identify their own unique combination of spiritual gifts and seeks to deploy them in imaginative ways that not only build up the body of but also extend hope to those who don’t see the reality of genuine living hope.
... that Seeks God Passionately. We take discipleship seriously and are committed to learning. We embrace, test, and challenge our beliefs together in community, addressing not just “what we believe” but also “why we believe.” Our small group studies provide an opportunity to grow in formation and transformation that enables us to better live our faith publicly, genuinely, and compassionately. Our goal is not only that we grow in understanding and love of Scripture, but that we also be transformed by living God’s Word in our actions.
... that Encourages Children and Youth in Faithful Formation. As our children grow into maturity and become adolescents and then young adults, facing the pressures and challenges of their daily lives, we want them to know that they have a community that will support and encourage them along the way. Even more, we want them to know that Jesus has an unfailing love for them and is their source of strength as they seek to live the best lives possible with God and their neighbors.
... that Serves God Purposefully. We make a difference by giving of ourselves joyfully and obediently. In serving others with a genuine and heart-felt compassion that radiates the love of Jesus, we spread hope, and feed faith in God and in each other in Durham, Raleigh, and beyond.
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